Smokey rose to fame through promoting a spaying and neutering Campaign for the British National feline cat charity 'Cats Protection'
Smokey and her owner Ruth attended the BBC radio Northampton studios for an interview on the John Griff afternoon show along with Diana Johnson a volunteer from the Cats Protection Northampton branch. Ruth had sugested holding a phone in purr competition to raise public awareness to the need to spay and neuter your cats.From this very simple idea an Internatinal publicity campaign to promote spaying and neutering imerged and Smokey ended up setting a Guinness World Record for purring.
Smokey has now been featured in every UK National newspaper and on television stations and radio staions all around the world.Smokey has even purred on the BBC World Service.
Smokey is now to be featured in an ITV documentory about Guinness World Records and is interviewed talking about the spaying and neutering campaign and Cats Protection. This will be broadcast nationaly in summer and should be a tremendous boost to the spaying and neutering campaign.
If a female cat is left unspayed and she is allowed to have kittens, then at 5 months of age her 6 or 7 kittens could then have kittens themselves and with in 1 year 1 cat could lead to up to 45 kittens.There simply are not enough homes for all the resulting kittens and many end up as unwanted stary or suffer terrible distress.
Cats Protection see that a programme of Spayng and Neutering is the only way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK.
IN 2010 CATS PROTECTION HELPED TO SPAY /NEUTER 176,000 CATS
IN 5 YEARS FROM 2007-2011 THEY HELPED SPAY/NEUTER 800,000 CATS
CATS PROTECTION IS THE LARGEST SINGLE CAT NEUTERING GROUP IN THE WORLD
Cats Protection offer financial assistance if required to complete this procedure
for more details please contact
Telephone 03000 12 12 12
web site www.cats.org.uk
Spaying should be carried out at around 4 months of age.There is no need or benfit to the cat allowing her to have a set of kittens first.
Neutering is the operation which stops male cats from fathering kittens.
Spayed and neutered cats live longer and have happier lives. They do not tend to stray or get in to fights and there is a lower risk of certain cancers developing. They also should call out less.This is and spray scent mark territories less.Smothing neighbours may apreciate as well.Please consult your ver or ring the Cats Protection for more details.
Cats Protection also have hundreds of cats and kittens needing to find new homes.Check out their web site to get details of your local branch to find out what cats are available. You never know what you may find.Smokey is a rehomed rescue cat. So rehomed cats can be stars in their own right.
CATS PROTECTION RELY ON PUBLIC DONATIONS SO FUND RAISING IDEAS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
I am making contacts with branches of CP so that I may post a few pictures of cats on Smokey's web site for adoption and perhaps run a weekly welfare column.
Keep happy, Kepp purring and please consider Spaying or neutering yor cat if not a pedigree especially used for breeding purposes.